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Orchard Opportunities

December 19, 2017 | Employment Opportunities

There are a wide variety of seasonal employment opportunities available in the Napier, Hastings and Central Hawke’s Bay areas.

Orchard Work is available all year round. However we do require a large number of seasonal workers from November through to May.  Apple thinning, general orchard work, orchard QC’s, tractor drivers, supervisors are some examples of the work available.

If you enjoy working outdoors and are prepared to work hard please contact the orchards directly, details below

Hastings & Napier Orchards

Blyth 185 Lawn Road, Clive 06 876 0280
Brookfields 279 Brookfields Road, RD3 Napier 06 835 4477
Clive 494 Lawn Road, Clive 06 870 1599
Close 334 State Highway 2, Mangateretere 06 876 2187
Kinross 297 Omaranui Road, Napier 06 844 3397
Meeanee 108-269 Meeanee Road, Taradale 06 844 3483
Pakowhai 132 Gilbertson Road, Pakowhai 06 651 0953
Pilos 470 Twyford Road, Hastings 06 879 6550
Scotland 309 Lawn Road, Hastings 06 870 1580
Sorrento 1236 Railway Road South, Hastings 06 878 8664

Central Hawke’s Bay Orchards

Kanuka 1097 Tikokino Road, Waipawa 06 857 8830
Pacific 361 Plantation Road, Waipawa 06 856 6702
Rangihau 1231 Tikokino Road Waipawa 06 857 7131
Te Papa 1115 State Highway 50, Onga Onga 06 856 6888
Thornton 238 Wakarara Road, Onga Onga 06 856 6712

See below for currently advertised positions

Orchard Foreman
Hastings - Hawkes Bay

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Mr Apple NZ is New Zealand’s largest vertically integrated apple grower, packer and exporter with orchards, pack houses and cool stores.  Employees are our most valuable asset and we pride ourselves in our ability to grow and train people to be the best they can be.  We currently have vacancies for Orchard Foremen based in Hastings & Central Hawkes Bay.  

Working with a skilled team of people the focus of your role will be around supervising, staff management and all aspects of orchard horticulture.  You will be required to maximise the efficiency of day to day orchard operations under the direction of the Orchard Manager and Assistant Manager and be responsible for effectively managing and motivating staff through compliance with company policies and procedures using your knowledge and experience of horticulture.   You must have proven experience supervising staff and basic knowledge of computers would be highly advantageous.  Training and familiarisation will start at the beginning of employment.

Skills and attributes required

  • Supervisory skills and experience
  • Experience in horticulture & all orchard operations
  • Confident use with orchard machinery
  • Irrigation understanding and operation
  • Pest and disease knowledge
  • Thinning, pruning, harvest experience
  • Full drivers licence

If you want to work for an industry leader then please apply online or send your CV to Mr Apple, PO Box 42, Whakatu 4161 Attn. Orchard Foreman position. Applications close Friday 2nd November 2018. Remuneration will be negotiated according to experience and will include tools of the trade and medical insurance.

 Mr Apple is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test. Please note applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You must be a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident or a holder of a current New Zealand work permit to apply for this job.

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Alternatively, you can register your interest in working for us here: Job Registration


Mr Apple is offering apprenticeships in fruit production in conjunction with Bostocks New Zealand.  The four-year programme offers the apprentices the opportunity to earn while they learn, studying towards a National Certificate in Horticulture (a NZQA Level 4 qualification) while in full-time employment.

Training encompasses fruit production, organic growing, packhouse operation, tractor driving, chainsaw operation and much more.

Successful graduates of the programme will be offered a permanent role in our orchards or packhouses, with good prospects of promotion to become supervisors, foremen or managers.

Please note that you must have at least a Learner Driver Licence and be at least 17 years old to be considered for a Fruit Production Apprenticeship.

Check out the video for Fruit Production Apprenticeships https://youtu.be/cknVpgamUVg

 Click here for the Fruit Production Apprenticeship Flyer




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